Kristin Pauker, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will present “Beyond ‘Racist People’: How Beliefs About the Malleability of Prejudice Impact the Emergence of Interracial Tension in Children” at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 7 in Academic West 210 on the Western Washington University campus.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
In the lecture, Pauker (center in photo at right) will examine the onset of experienced tension in children’s interracial interactions to develop a deeper understanding of its psychological origins, and in turn, the type of intervention that may be best-equipped to improve the quality of interracial interactions.
Pauker’s research spans both social and developmental psychology and she has been featured in journals including Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. She has been the recipient of several awards, including a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, a Dissertation Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and a Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research. Her work has been supported by a R00 Pathway to Independence Award from NICHD, NSF, and is currently supported by a collaborative NSF grant.
For more information on the CCCR or the lecture series contact Kate Mclean, director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research, at (360) 650-3570 or Kate.McLean@wwu.edu or visit https://wp.wwu.edu/cccr/ or https://chss.wwu.edu/psychology.